Business Research (Special Project) Intern


 
Games for Change (G4C) is looking for an intern to support research efforts for the organization around a new project on building out a social impact games and extended realities (XR) accelerator.
 
The intern will lead on this project which will culminate in an accelerator/incubator and impact investment fund supporting video game designers creating games for positive social impact. The intern will report to Senior Director, Partnerships & Programs Asif Khan and President, Susanna Pollack.
 
Position Details:
 
● Lead on a research project on social impact games, funding models and social impact accelerators.

● Do a landscape review of social impact investment funds and accelerators, especially those with a special focus on digital games and/or immersive tech.

● Identify markets that are establishing successful B2B and B2C games and/or immersive tech revenue opportunities (eg education and health)
 
Key Qualifications:
 
● Enrolled in a graduate degree program preferably Business School.

● Very reliable, self-motivated and proactive.

● Passion for and interest in social impact games and education.

● Highly organized and detail-oriented.

● Strong communication skills and familiarity with Windows or Mac applications.

● Strong English language skills (oral and written).

● Demonstrate strong computer skills and ability to produce high-quality information visually.

● Proven abilities for problem-solving, multi-tasking, meet deadlines and work under pressure, strong follow-up skills.

● Be able to work as part of a team in a constantly evolving work environment
 
Requirements:
 
● Weekly commitment of 10-12 hours/week over 12-16 weeks. Start date September/October 2018.

● The team is based in G4C’s WeWork offices in Midtown East, New York City. Remote work also an option.

● This unpaid internship is for school credit only. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate level university program and be eligible to receive school credit.
 
To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Research/Special Projects Intern” to Marissa Harts, Operations & Programs Manager (marissa@gamesforchange.org). Please send your resume as an attachment and include the following information in the body of the email:
 
● Availability (hours per week) and location

● School, program and expected graduation year

● Overview of interest and experience with business research, social impact, funding models, accelerators, startups, investment funds.

● Details on any prior related internship or work experience
 
About Games for Change Founded in 2004, Games for Change empowers game creators and social innovators to drive real-world change using digital games and XR that help people to learn, improve their communities, and contribute to make the world a better place. We convene stakeholders through our annual G4C Festival and foster the exchange of ideas and resources through workshops and consulting projects. We inspire youth to explore civic issues and learn 21st-century and STEM skills through our Student Challenge and train educators to run game design classes on impact games. We incubate projects through our game design challenges and executive production expertise in coalition building. We act as an amplifier by curating and evangelizing games for change to the public through our games arcades and awards.

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